Oxford Smart Activate resource hub

Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

In this new Oxford Smart Activate resource hub, hear from a range of expert voices who discuss and delve into the research behind the Oxford Smart Curriculum Service for Science and what makes Oxford Smart Activate stand out for the KS3 Science. You can also hear from the Pioneer Schools sharing their experiences of implementing and teaching the curriculum with their year 7s.

Hear from our Pioneer Schools

Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

Gaynor Clipsham, responsive teaching and learning case study
Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

Ram Rawal, metacognitive
learning
case study
Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

Becky Snelgrove, responsive teaching and learning case study
Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

Adele Read, Toot Hill School blog
Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

Martin Saunders, Chichester High School blog
Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

Gillian Musgrave and Brendon Gibbs, St Richard Reynolds Catholic College case study

Suddenly I was met with cries of “Oh right ok” and “I get it!”. This enthusiasm opened up a pathway to attempting harder tasks and, often, more success.”

– Martin Saunders, Head of KS3 Science, Chichester High School

It allows students to be curious and to really think in lessons. It is incredibly refreshing to deliver a curriculum which has this kind of focus and isn’t just about telling students the answers.

– Adele Read, Secondary Science Teacher, Toot Hill School

“A key difference we are noticing is that the students are loving science. I’ve been at this school for two years, and I am seeing the excitement building in them…”

– Gaynor Clipsham, Director of Science, Benjamin Britten Music Academy

Hear more about science curriculum development from our authors


Curriculum Narratives in Science

Nathan Burns
Lauren Stephenson for Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

Metacognitive learning skills at KS3

Lauren Stephenson

A KS3 science curriculum that ticks all 3 Is
Andrew Chandler-Grevatt
Andrew Chandler-Grevatt for Oxford Smart Activate Resource hub

Curriculum Narratives in Science

Andrew Chandler-Grevatt

Developing Self-regulation

Andrew Chandler-Grevatt

Using research based evidence to inspire our new curriculum
Amie Hemish

We will continue to add to this site throughout the Spring and Summer term. Stay tuned for more blogs from our authors and Pioneer Schools!